Action, Implementation, & Mitigation

AIMing for better wildfire outcomes before, during, and after a fire.


Developed in partnership with our Federal, State, and regional partners, The Action, Implementation, and Mitigation Program (AIM) seeks to increase local capacity and support wildfire risk reduction activities in high-risk communities. Coalitions and Collaboratives, Inc. (COCO) provides direct support to place-based wildfire mitigation organizations through pass-through grant funding, on-site engagement, mentoring, and training on proven best mitigation practices; provides ongoing mentoring and support to funded groups focused on accomplishing wildfire risk-reduction actions, in order to ensure programmatic sustainability at a local level; and provides technical expertise and subject matter expert resources to help high-risk communities achieve their wildfire adaptation goals.

Awards are intended to help accelerate fire-adapted community concepts, increase resiliency and local capacity and protect firefighters and communities. Funding will be provided to a wide array of organizations.  

AIM is:

  • An action-based group made up of wildfire mitigation practitioners who have received funding and/or support to complete risk reduction activities.
  • A program aimed at increasing the diversity of funding available to allow organizations the ability to increase the scale and pace of mitigation activities.
  • A complementary program to existing resources and programs currently underway.

For more background information on what AIM’s Program Managers hope to accomplish, please review this volume of Fire Management Today.

AIM Team

Jonathan Bruno | Esther Duke | Mitch Dahlke | Morgan Cohen | Wendi Warner | Katie Dorman | Maria Brandt | Pam Wilson

Grant Recipients

Alpine Area Wildfire Protection Coalition (WY)
Audubon Canyon Ranch (CA)
Baker Resource Coalition (OR)
Big Sky Fire Department (MT)
Big Thompson Watershed Coalition (CO)
Blackfoot Challenge (MT)
Boulder Watched Collective (CO)
Boulder West Wildfire Authority (CO)
Butte County Resource Conservation District (CA)
Carolina Land and Lakes Resource Conservation and Development (NC)
Cascadia Conservation District (WA)
Clearwater Resource Council (MT)
Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed (CO)
Community Association of Big Sur (CA)
Del Norte FireSafe Council (CA)
Dovetail Partners (MN)
Durango Fire Protection District (CO)
Eagle County Wildfire Collaborative (CO)
Eastern Madera Fire Safe Council (CA)
Elk Creek Fire Protection District (CO)
Evergreen Fire/Rescue (CO)
Feather River Resource Conservation and Development (CA)
Fire Adapted Methow Valley (WA)
Firesafe Council of Nevada County (CA)
Forest Stewards Guild (NM)
Fourmile Watershed Coalition / Four Mile Fire Protection District (CO)
Friends of Tryon Creek (OR)
Grand County Government (CO)
Grand County Wildfire Council (CO)
Genesee Fire Rescue (CO)
Hawaii Wildfire Management Organization (HI)
Huerfano County (CO)
Idaho Firewise (ID)
Island Park Sustainable Fire Community (ID)
Jefferson Conservation District (CO)
Kittitas County Conservation District (WA)
Klamath Watershed Partnership (OR)
Lake County and Cook County (MN)
Lower Musselshell Conservation District (MT)
maqlaqs gee’tkni (OR)
Mancos Conservation District (CA)
Mattole Restoration Council (CA)
Meade County FireWise (SD)
Mendocino County Fire Safe Council (CA)
Mountain Valleys Resource Conservation & Development Council (NC)
Mt. Adams Resource Stewards (WA)
Okanogan Conservation District (WA)
Pinetop Fire Department (AZ)
Placer County Conservation District (CA)
Platte Canyon Fire Protection District (CO)
Plumas County Fire Safe Council (CA)
Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers (CO)
Ruffed Grouse Society and American Woodcock Society (PA)
Salmon River Restoration Council (CA)
Saws & Slaws (CO)
Seigler Springs Community Redevelopment Association (CA)
South Willamette Solutions (OR)
Spanish Peaks Alliance for Wildfire Protection (CO)
Sustainable Northwest (OR)
Teton Area Wildfire Protection Coalition (WY)
The Ember Alliance (CO)
Tri-County FireSafe Working Group (MT)
United Way of Missoula County (MT)
Upper Deschutes River Coalition (OR)
Washoe Tribe (NV / CA)
West Region Wildfire Council (CO)
Whatcom Conservation District (WA)
Wildfire Adapted Partnership (CO)
Wildfire Network (NM)
Woodland Hills Fire Department (UT)
Yosemite Sequoia Resource Conservation and Development Council (CA)
Yuba Watershed Protection and Fire Safe Council (CA)

AIM Grant Funding Distribution 2018-2023

The AIM Program is co-sponsored by the USDA Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters.

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)

To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.